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Stairway at Auvers by Vincent van Gogh

    Stairway at Auvers by Vincent van Gogh

    Stairway at Auvers by Vincent van Gogh was created in 1890 and the original painting is in Saint Louis Art Museum. The size of the work is 50 x 70,5 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    The expressive, swirling lines of the foreground road move backward to the center of the composition and join the base of a stairway on which an elderly man with a stick descends. Chestnut trees are in flower to the right and left, while two pair of women walk along the road. (Read more in Saint Louis Art Museum)

    About the Artist: Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert. Van Gogh was a serious and thoughtful child. His interest in art began at a young age. Constant Cornelis Huijsmans, who had been a successful artist in Paris, taught the students at Tilburg. His philosophy was to reject technique in favour of capturing the impressions of things, particularly nature or common objects. Van Gogh’s profound unhappiness seems to have overshadowed the lessons, which had little effect. In March 1868, he abruptly returned home. He later wrote that his youth was “austere and cold, and sterile”… Read more

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